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Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria....

Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- The early breakfast crowd sipped coffee and picked at croissants in the Radisson Blu's dining room, swiping through emails and the morning headlines on their smartphones....

France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning
PARIS (AP) -- A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who claimed so many young lives....

The Latest: French court keeps 2 suspects under house arrest
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:...

The Latest: Russia supports closing of Turkish=Syria border
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local....

Likud lawmaker's antics make him bad boy of Israeli politics
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Over the years, the Israeli parliament has seen its fair share of questionable characters. But it's unlikely anyone has ever been so perpetually engulfed in scandal in so short a time as freshman Likud lawmaker Oren Hazan....

Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8
BEIRUT (AP) -- A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday....

Pope arrives in Uganda, calls Africa 'continent of hope'
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Pope Francis arrived in Uganda on Friday on the second leg of his Africa pilgrimage, declaring Africa the "continent of hope" and honoring Uganda's most famous Christians....

2 Palestinians killed after attacking Israeli troops
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians after they rammed their cars into soldiers in separate attacks in the West Bank on Friday as the country's defense minister urged Israelis to brace themselves for more violence, saying he cannot see an end to the near-daily Palestinian attacks....

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2 Palestinians killed after attacking Israeli troops